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Gnucash seems to be the standard answer. I imported the office's secretary quicken account to gnucash when I migrated the office's computers to Linux and she seems to be handling it ok.

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Thanks for the resonses, I see gnucash is included with Mandriva but I'm guessing KMyMoney is a commercial app. I'll have to do some googling on it.

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Never used it, but I did some googling, and KMyMoney is part of the KDE project and released under the GPL and free of charge. I love Linux :).

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i've tried these alternatives ... nothing is really free .

your time and effort to get things to work is worth something

kmymoney doesn't print checks

i have been using moneydance for approx 1/2 year .

you can demo moneydance for 100 transactions

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If you are just doing checkbooks and don't need all the other Quicken bells and whistles Gnucash is very good. You have to get used to the whole double entry stuff, but that is a simple adjustment. KMymoney is on the Mandriva rpms, the most recent on 2006. The one on 2005 is old and not so good. But the question you have to answer is what you are going to be doing. I still have one system that runs Windows because of Quicken and chess databases, none of the Linux financial packages has been able to meet my needs, but I'm a retired old fart with nearly 15 years of Quicken transactions and assets that neither Gnucash nor KMymoney have been able to handle. I should probably try Gnucash again (haven't for over a year) and see if it will import everything properly and do what I need. Try them all and see how they work.

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thanks heather. i've installed gnucash and it imported my .qif files without a problem so i'm going to check it out and see how I like it.

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